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The ICWA Fellowship nurtures deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting each Fellow’s self-designed program of independent study abroad for a minimum of two years.
Jessica Reilly I March 16, 2017“Panama is NOT a developing country.” The young sailor leans back in her chair in the tranquil courtyard of the marina. “They’ve got all the money from the canal. People are doing alright here.” A root-choked path filled often with thigh-high mud leads from our spot in the marina to an indigenous village less than half ...Read more
Jessica Reilly I February 28, 2017I’m at the bottom of the ocean, and I hear singing. I can’t see them, but their voices are clear, like a bird calling in the night. I wait motionless on the sand bottom under twenty feet of water as reef fish dart around me. I’m listening for whales. The sounds I hear are not deep, ...Read more
Institute of Current World Affairs I March 17, 2017This week’s New Yorker features former ICWA fellow Nicholas Schmidle explaining Michael Flynn and Turkey’s complicated relationship – we say it’s required reading in a time of alternative facts.Read more
Institute of Current World Affairs I February 15, 2017Past Fellow and Trustee Warren Unna – a devoted friend of the Institute, its staff and members – died on February 9th at age 93. Warren was an ICWA Fellow from 1958-59 and had two stints as an ICWA Trustee from 1981-87 and from 1990-96. He served as Board Chair over the period, 1983-85. Throughout ...Read more